About: Food taxes

Agrifood 20-06-2017

‘Traffic light’ food labels gain momentum across Europe

A UK scheme that labels pre-packed food in red, amber or green according to their level of healthiness was rejected by Mediterranean countries at EU level but is slowly gaining momentum across Europe.
Health 23-12-2016

A soft target: EU countries go after sugar in CVD fight

If the UK is a leader among European countries in statin treatment and cardiac rehabilitation, it lags behind in addressing the behavioural causes of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), such as child obesity.
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Why food and drink taxes don't work
Health 14-06-2016

Why food and drink taxes don’t work

Tax will not make people healthier.  Education, not tax, is the way to support people in eating balanced diets and leading healthy, active lifestyles.  Watch here to learn more.
Health 25-04-2016

Study: ‘Fat tax’ made Denmark healthier

The short-lived Danish levy on fatty foods was heavily criticised when it was first introduced in October 2011. But research shows that the fat tax achieved its objective in changing Danish grocery shopping habits, and saving lives.
Vending Machine at a Hospital in Maryland, USA on May 15, 2013. [Photo: Shutterstock]
Agrifood 28-07-2014

‘Fat taxes’ do work, EU report finds

Specific taxes on sugar, salt or fat do cause reductions in consumption, the European Commission found in a new report. But higher taxes may also merely encourage consumers to go for cheaper products, it warned.